convene

[kuhn-veen]
verb (used without object), convened, convening.
1.
to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose.
verb (used with object), convened, convening.
2.
to cause to assemble; convoke.
3.
to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin convenīre to come together, equivalent to con- con- + venīre to come

convenable, adjective
convenably, adverb
convener, convenor, noun
reconvene, verb, reconvened, reconvening.
unconvenable, adjective
unconvened, adjective
unconvening, adjective


1. congregate, meet, collect, gather.
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convene (kənˈviːn)
 
vb
1.  to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting
2.  (tr) to order to appear before a court of law, judge, tribunal, etc
 
[C15: from Latin convenīre to assemble, from venīre to come]

convener or convenor (kənˈviːnə)
 
n
1.  a person who convenes or chairs a meeting, committee, etc, esp one who is specifically elected to do so: a convener of shop stewards
2.  Compare provost the chairman and civic head of certain Scottish councils
 
convenor or convenor
 
n
 
con'venership or convenor
 
n
 
con'venorship or convenor
 
n

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convene
early 15c., from M.Fr. convenir, from L. convenire "unite, be suitable, agree," from com- "together" + venire "to come" (see venue). Related: Convener (late 16c.); convening (1650s).
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Example sentences
The convener shall report findings and may make recommendations to the agency.
The convener of the meeting can create a dial-in number.
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